Corvette enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand received the news that the highly anticipated C8 Corvette will be arriving sometime during the fourth quarter this year. For the first time ever, the C8 Corvette will be offered in Right Hand Drive straight from the factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky. GM Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) announced the time frame as well as the various models and pricing that will be available for customers in each country.
As we’ve seen on the U.K. roll-out packages, Chevrolet will be offering the 2022 Corvette with the Z51 Performance Package and Front Lift as standard options. Australia will see its base 2LT Corvette Coupe offered with an MSRP starting at $144,990 while in New Zealand the starting price begins at $154,990.
Australia will be offering 2LT and 3LT versions of both the Coupe and Convertible models, and there is a planned top of the line “Carbon Edition” which will have a hand-picked interior trim package with premium wheels, unique brake calipers, and an exclusive interior build plate. Additional details for the Carbon Edition will be offered at a later date.
Corvette Models and Pricing for Australia:
- 2LT Corvette Coupe – $144,990
- 2LT Corvette Convertible – $159,990
- 3LT Corvette Coupe – $160,500
- 3LT Corvette Convertible – $175,550
- Carbon Edition Corvette – TBA
GMSV’s Joanne Stogiannis is excited to have one of the most desirable sports cars coming to Australia.
“The Corvette is one of the world’s most recognisable sports cars and over-delivers with regards to performance expected of such a machine,” says Ms Stogiannis. “Corvette is an iconic car and there is a massive groundswell of interest and anticipation building ahead of its local launch. We have every expectation it will more than live up to its legendary status.”
New Zealand will have three offerings of the 2022 Corvette available in the C8 model line-up including two Coupes and one Convertible model, but unfortunately, no Carbon Edition.
Pricing for New Zealand starts at the aforementioned $154,990 for the 2LT Z51 Coupe and $169,990 for the 3LT Coupe. The Convertible is offered only in the top-of-the-line 3LT trim package with an MSRP starting price of $184,990.
Corvette Models and Pricing for New Zealand:
- 2LT Corvette Coupe – $154,990
- 3LT Corvette Coupe – $169,990
- 3LT Corvette Convertible – $184,990
“The Corvette is one of the world’s most recognisable sports cars and over-delivers with regards to performance expected of such a machine,” said GMSV New Zealand general manager Matthew Taylor.
“It is the epitome of a true icon as it has heritage, performance and unparalleled desirability – generation after generation. Full specifications for MY22 have not yet been released globally, but we anticipate being in a position to reveal more information in the second quarter, as well as pricing for the Carbon Edition.”
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